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kaukau

1. (verb) (-ria) to swim, bathe.

I te kaukau rātau (HP 1991:20). / They were swimming.

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Synonyms: whakakaukau


2. (modifier) swimming, bathing.

Nā te mahara tonu ōna ki te oranga o te iwi kāinga, i hangaia ai e ia ētehi wāhi kaukau waiariki i Rāhotu (TTR 1996:216). / Ever mindful of the welfare of the local people, he built some hot water spas in Rāhotu.

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Synonyms: kaukauranga


3. (noun) swim.

Ka mutu tā mātau kaukau, ka hoki mātau ki te kura (HP 1991:43). / When our swim was finished we returned to school.

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kākahu kaukau

1. (noun) swimming costume, swimming togs.

rūma kaukau

1. (loan) (noun) bathroom.

Ka mahia he kāinga tuarua, itiiti noa iho nei, i runga i tētahi toropuke e anga ana ki te huarahi matua: he rūma kaukau wehe nei tētahi wāhi (i te wā o te takahuritanga o te rau tau, kāore anō kia kitea he mea pērā) me tētahi taupoki, he mea huna (TTR 1996:202). / A second, smaller house was built on a rise overlooking the main road: it had a separate bathroom (something not yet seen at the turn of the century) and a secret trapdoor.

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puna kaukau korohuhū

1. (noun) spa pool.

Ka tae te koroua nei ki te kāinga o Stan Pio Keepa i Tāmaki-makau-rau, ka kite i te puna kaukau korohuhū nei (EM 2002:226). / When this elderly man arrived at the home of Stan Pio Keepa in Auckland, he saw the spa pool.

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